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SpaceX schedules Falcon Heavy‘s maiden launch for November

SpaceX chief Elon Musk has revealed that the company is sending its heavy lift rocket to space for the first time in November. The company was originally gunning for a summer launch, but in June, the CEO told a Twitter follower that Falcon Heavys co...

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Case study finds the drawbacks of Facebook‘s ‘free‘ internet

Facebooks successor to its Internet.org web for all service, Free Basics, has had a troubled rollout. India notoriously shut it out of the country back in February 2016 for violating net neutrality (prioritizing Facebook services), with Egypt bloc...

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Bipartisan Senate legislation would modernize digital privacy

A group of senators introduced two bills today to modernize digital privacy. The current federal statutes derive from the Electronics Communication Privacy Act (ECPA), which was passed in 1986. One of their big motions extended phone wiretap laws to...

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Sling‘s video production device can use DJI drones for footage

Earlier this year, Sling released its multi-camera video production device SlingStudio that made it a heck of alot easier to juggle multiple feeds for live or edited video. Today the company announced that the platform will now be compatible with DJI...

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This is how Doomfist invades ‘Overwatch‘

Doomfist is here. Overwatchs 25th character went live across PC and consoles today, finally making the games most famed, punch-drunk villain playable for everyone. Doomfist is a damage-dealing offense character with a transhumanist twist: He has a...

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‘Modern Warfare Remastered‘ hits Xbox and PC as a standalone title

Its no secret that including the remastered version of the first Call of Duty: Modern Warfare helped sell copies of the latest in the series, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Unfortunately, you could only get the revival in an 80 bundle with the new...

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Sling TV adds pay-per-view events starting with UFC 214

SlingTV is taking another step toward replicating the traditional pay-TV experience: Offering pay-per-view events. If youre impatient, know that it starts this weekend with UFC 214, so you wont have too long to wait before testing it out for yourse...

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Amazon touts Prime Day results despite slumping profits

This years Prime Day was Amazons third and largest to date, according the companys earnings report released on Thursday. The company claims that it was the the biggest global shopping event ever for Amazon and that it set an internal record for...

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Jump between a dream and reality in Major Lazer‘s new music video

Major Lazers latest EP, Know No Better, came out last month, surprising fans two years after the electronic hip-hop groups previous LP, Peace is the Mission. The original music video for the track mdash; which features Travis Scott, Camila Cabello...

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The Wirecutter‘s best deals: Save 40 on a Netgear Arlo Q security camera

This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyers guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutters independently chosen editorial picks, they may earn affiliate commissions that support their work. Read their c...

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Researchers make biomedical adhesive inspired by slug slime

Being able to repair internal tissue with adhesives would be incredibly useful in the medical world. As of now, those kinds of repairs are limited to sutures and staples, which are far from ideal and while external wounds can be closed with certain g...

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ASUS Chromebook Flip C302 review: King of the Chromebooks

Its been years in the making, but Chromebooks are escaping second computer or cheap netbook status. Google thinks these machines can be your main computing device, and theyre finally getting better build quality, nicer screens and quality keybo...

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US self-driving car bill heads to the House floor

Last month, a Senate committee created a proposal to allow autonomous vehicles onto the roads under specific safety and tech neutral requirements. Now that the bill has hit House of Representatives, the bipartisan Energy and Commerce Committee vote...

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Flash was useful, but developers are glad it‘s on the death march

Earlier this week, Adobe announced it would cease support and development of Flash at the end of 2020, a decision that had many people saying, Finally. The Flash is dead rhetoric has been around for years, and people like Facebooks chief securit...

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Apple granted approval to test its 5G wireless technology

The FCC has approved an application for Apple to begin testing its 5G technology, which means the company is joining a number of others already working towards bringing 5G to the masses. Sprint is looking to launch its 5G service in 2019, while T-Mob...

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Motorcycle helmets finally get decent heads-up display navigation

Im a huge proponent of reducing any and all distractions while riding a motorcycle, scooter, or moped. Helmets and padded gear are great, but when you get down to it, riders are still just squishy people zipping through traffic next to giant machine...

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Scientists can turn crystals into reusable electrical conductors

For some time, scientists have been experimenting with crystals to see if they can become a new kind of memory storage. Now, scientists at Washington State University have figured how to make a transparent crystal conduct electricity. Whats more, it...

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Apple trims its iPod lineup to one lonely model

The iPod is clearly an endangered species after 15 years. Apple has quietly discontinued the iPod nano and iPod shuffle, yanking their product pages from its website. Both MP3 players are hanging around retail stores, but not for long -- if youre...

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Fitbit makes Cortana your new workout partner

Fitbit might have had a few issues (okay, many issues) developing their long-expected smartwatch, but they have some good news today if you use Windows. You can now use the Fitbit skill with Cortana, Windows virtual personal assistant. Microsoft int...

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Fender‘s Mustang GT amps pack an overkill of digital options

Playing the electric guitar in a cover band can be complex. You need to be able to sound like a wide range of different guitar players, each with their own distinct sound -- much of which is based on their unique amplifier and effects profile. The Fe...

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‘Wolfenstein II‘ DLC adds three new Nazi-punching characters

Youll be playing as more than just the broken-schmeckled B.J. Blazkowicz in Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. Thats because the games three expansions will feature a different protagonist fighting for America by punching and murdering the Nazis st...

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Comcast‘s live TV streaming service could launch by year‘s end

Earlier this year, rumors circulated that Comcast was planning to launch Xfinity Instant TV, a live TV streaming service for Comcast internet customers that dont have a cable package. During an earnings conference call today, Comcast CEO Brian Rober...

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Ford‘s Chariot rideshare service expands to New York City

New Yorkers are set to get yet another transportation option this summer, when Fords shuttle service Chariot expands into the city. The service initially launched in San Francisco in September 2016, with the automaker not long after announcing its p...

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Facebook Messenger update makes business bots easier to deal with

After launching Messenger 2.0 in April, Facebook has just dropped the platforms 2.1 update. Once again, most of these changes are here to help businesses, with Facebook focusing on improving how its Messenger bots work in the latest update. Messenge...

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